Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010

It's like just yesterday that I typed my 2009 New Year Resolution.

Time flies and it's another challenging year for me. Many things has happen all year round. From failing again and again in my exam to stepping into the world of working life. From tasting the bitternes to sweetness and again bitterness in my heart, although I really hated the bitter part a lot but it is something I would never forget. Because it's the bitter part that allows me to grow mature in seeing things differently. That's my 2009 which I don't really want to elaborate any further. I am now just looking forward into 2010. I really do hope it is going to be a good year for me. I really hope.

Everyone would have blog about their 2010 New Year Resolution. So, what's my New Year Resolution?

I seriously don't know what I hope for in 2010 except for 1 thing.. Which I'll keep it to myself for now. =)

And honestly, I really not looking forward today but next year. I am really praying really hard and hoping real hard that my wish will come true soon enough. There's a little sign but still it is blur. Aarrghh.. Now I really wish time can be forwarded faster.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Prayer is Heard

Yours sincerely is back from her fun and exciting holiday trip. ^_^

Will definitely blog about it once I finish transfering 800++ of pictures into my computer and getting the program of photo resizer from Mr. TanHongHong. XD

Anyway, I am feeling more than happy right now because my prayer is heard. And this mean that I am one step closer to my dream. I just hope everything would go on smoothly till the end. =)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Xmas

In few hours more, I'll be off to airport and flying off to HK le ... I hereby wish all my readers,

Merry Christmas ~!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice Festival aka Dong Zhi

First and foremost, Happy Dong Zhi (due to chinese language is not supported by this com, english / han yu pin yin will only be used ) aka Happy Winter Solstice Festive to all my friends. This is a festival that is among us in the Chinese community and as a kid, when our mum tell us that it is "dong zhi", the first and only thing that we would think of is "tang yuan" i.e balls of glutinious rice.

Sorry that I do not have my own "tang yuan" picture as the blogger is lazy do not have her own "tang yuan" taken YET cuz today only is the day and I am in the office ma... XD

Anyway, have anyone of us think the meaning behind this festival? But I suppose by today, a lot of bloggers would have taken the initiative to do some research on this and would have blog about it maybe even years ago. So, this is my turn to blog about it hoping to be able to share the knowledge of our Chinese culture and also for my own learning purpose, so that in the future I can proudly tell the younger generation about this festival and not just about eating "tang yuan".

So, if you have read about it, maybe you can just ignore the following post. ^_^

I've tried searching the net entering the key word "winter solctice" and the following is that I've got and I hope that the information is solid and true.

From the wikipedia (CLICK HERE for more detailed information)

The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (Chinese: 冬至; Pinyin: dōng zhì; "The Extreme of Winter") is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and other East Asians during the Dongzhi solar term on or around December 22 when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest.

The origins of this festival can be traced back to the Yin and Yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos. After this celebration, there will be days with longer daylight hours and therefore an increase in positive energy flowing in. The philosophical significance of this is symbolized by the I Ching hexagram fù (復, "Returning"). Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get togethers (especially in the southern parts of China and in Chinese communities overseas) is the making and eating of Tangyuan (湯圓, Cantonese jyutping: tong1 jyun2; Mandarin Pinyin: Tāng Yuán) or balls of glutinuous rice, which symbolize reunion. Tangyuan are made of glutinuous rice flour and sometimes brightly coloured. Each family member receives at least one large Tang Yuan in addition to several small ones. The flour balls may be plain or stuffed. They are cooked in a sweet soup or savoury broth with both the ball and the soup/broth served in one bowl. It is also often served with a mildly alcoholic unfiltered rice wine containing whole grains of glutinous rice (and often also Sweet Osmanthus flowers), called jiuniang.

As far as I can find from other sources, the history of this winter solctice festival is as above. Another website that I found is much summarized as compared to Wikipedia. CLICK HERE.

Thus, after getting to know about the history which has been a tradition festival since the Han Dynasty, I hope when all of us enjoying the "tang yuan", we could eat it with gratitude and appreciation feeling and the best if we could enjoy it together with our family members.

Last but not least, for me, "dong zhi" would also be an indication to me that Christmas is coming and current year is coming to an end... =)

So, Happy Holidays !!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Holiday

Weeee .. 2 more working days and I'll be off to HK for holiday. Quite excited yet will still miss the celebration here in KL with my friends. Some have been complaining already that I MIA for such a long long time. Hehehehe .. Don't be mad at me. Was busy with my exam ma.. And I am sure most of you would have known me by now that I am a person who rather just stay at home the whole day and not going out. Say me lazy, say me passive or whatever.

Love me for who I am .

Anyway, that's not the reason I blog this !!! Hahahaha ...

Hmmm .. My purpose of blogging this post is now all gone .. RAWRrrr

Hmmmmmmmmmm ....

Sunday, December 20, 2009

You Inspire Me

I am born to be a lucky girl, I would never deny on that. I will get whatever I want. I get to travel to overseas since I am a young young girl. People would admire me and some I suppose would even be jealous of me. I am a girl who never face failure in my life till I step into this ACCA. For the first time in my life, I tasted how failure is like. It really feels terrible. I really hated a lot.

People would always say that I will never understand their life when I have my princess life. I never blame them for saying so because I admit that I have so much better life than a lot of people here. All I can say is that I am really lucky to be born into this family with such a loving parents and a loving brother who will always be there for me.

I too admit that I can never understand friends who would have to face lots and lots of problems in their family. However, I do admire them because I might not been able to be so strong like them facing all these things. I admire people who came from small town, because they have a childhood that I can never have as a city kid.

But I'll never just admire them. I'll learn from them. They are my inspiration towards a better life of mine.

Being able to see people around me how they have to go through all their tough life, I really am feel grateful. And it's these people who inspired me to think positively in everything and teaching me that I should never think from my view only when there's any problem. I should also learn to stand in other's shoes and see things from their perspective. Then only I will understand why they make certain decisions, how they actually feel in certain things.

 I am self-centered person who always wanting people to notice me, I suppose that is one of the characteristic of Leo. I always think I am already good enough in everything because I never fail. But since secondary school days, after many things that happened to myself, I took a step back and be the quiet one. With that, I realised I actually still have so many weaknesses.

I got no idea why am I writing this post. I just feeling writing it because I get to know someone. Someone who is also a Leo, who never talk things out especially on their true feelings but reading that someone's post how that someone actually felt deep down inside the heart and how that someone work so hard for the betterment of the future.

The famous saying of "Never Judge a Book by It's Cover" is valid for sure. =)

And each and everyone of you inspire me. I thank you.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Songs

Jingle bell ~
Jingle bell ~
Jingle all the way ~~~~

Christmas is just around the corner and I believe everyone is excited for this season holiday like any other previous years. As a KL-ians, one thing that a lot of us would do would go visiting all the big shopping complex and look at the christmas decoration. Well, that's one thing that I have not yet done this year. Hope I can have the chance to look at the decoration and taking some nice pictures this weekend, although I've seen the decoration in Pyramid as well as MidValley.

Another thing that one would know that Christmas is here is all the lively Christmas songs. When you talk about Christmas, Christmas song would definitely be one of the thing that would pop in your head, just like when you talks about Chinese New Year.

So, what's your favourite Christmas song?

For me, that is one Christmas song that I would always hum along myself every time when I think of Christmas. And would definitely listen to it, by Britney Spears - My Only Wish This Year.

Don't ask me why I'm so in love with that song, but I just love the song. Hahahaha ... Maybe that's really my wish for Christmas every year.. And another Christmas song that I like is by Mariah Carey, All I Want For Christmas is You ..

Ok, fine ..... I know I am desperate for the YOU to appear... Hahahaha .. But what's wrong about wishing on that wor .... =]

So, what's you favourite christmas song? =)

And happy shopping since it's year-end sales as well XD

Thursday, December 17, 2009

World of Working

I suddenly have the urge of blogging this, hoping to get some view from you guys.

Let me throw you a question, a question which I might get the normal, common answer.
Why do you want to work?

Let me guess some of the common answers that I would get. Forgetting the main factor of all i.e. $$ because I believe that's what everyone work for.
    1. Life continues, and working is the next stage of our life
    2. To support our family
    3. Experience that you would never get in study life
    4. Self satisfaction
      Above is some of the answers that is quite common to all of us and I have no doubt on it. For me personally, the thinking that I have now would rather towards number 1 and 3. I am hoping that I can move towards self satisfaction ignoring the money factor.

      I came to ponder something relating to reason of working when a lot of people came telling me this. People came asking me where do I work (the usual question), so I have nothing to hide and telling them straight I work in BNM. As a Malaysian and of course as a people who are already working, 99.999999% of the people would give me the i-am-so-jealous-of-you look and to make that look worst by telling them I am the scholar.

      A lot of people and yet again 99.999999999% of them would tell me that I should be glad of getting in here and should not ever think of changing my job. And this is because everyone is looking from the perspective of $$$. Well yeah, it is a good job, i never deny on it. I do learn things, I do have wonderful colleagues, I have a nice boss who is more than willing to guide whenever I needed to. It offers the best ever salary and benefits that one could get outside which such a flexible working hours. I don't blame others for so envying me.

      But, deep down inside me, I just feel that this is not the place for me. I just don't feel it.

      A lot of people said that I am such a lucky girl, being able to move so smoothly from teenage life into this working life without much obstacles. And also maybe this is the reason why I felt I shouldn't be here. I feel like going out there ALONE, learning how to be independent

      I do of course appreciate all the things that my parents had did for me. But I feel like it is the time for me to go out to this world alone. I don't want always to be the protected one. I don't want others to say I am like a princess who never know how tough is the life out there. I know if ever I am going to step out from here, I migh regret it, but this is the only way I'll get to grow facing with all sorts of difficulties. But at the same time, I would consider of taking care of my parents.

      Free But Not Free Yet

      Why the above statement?

      I am free from my nightmare exam, but right the next day i.e. NOW, back to office thinking what should I do. Should have brought my novel to read, but at the same time worried if I read my novel at such an open space where my big boss would walk pass through my table anytime and without me realising it. I know that he's not the person who would penalise people for doing other things except work, maybe. Hahaha .. Maybe he noted it down, this fella is not doing her work.

      But seriously, I got no work to do ma. Sssshhhhhh ... Not in the mood to work now. I am in the holiday mood already.. So, my purpose of coming back to office today is to loiter around. XD Although everyone seems quite busy with their work and I do not know what to surf in the internet .. Oh not, maybe I should try go searching things to do in Hong Kong. Alright, that reminds me that I do have things to do.... Ngek ....

      Anyway, during the exam period, I realised I have a lot of things to write and to share. So, maybe I'll just go one by one each day, ok? At least I won't go bored dead in the office for next week Monday and Tuesday. Then I'll be off for holiday.. Yipeee !!!!!!

      Tata For Now.... Need to arrange my working papers properly 1st .. XD

      Sunday, December 13, 2009

      Break Down

      I can't remember when was the last time I break down and cried for studies.

      I am really feeling tired for the sleepless nights with the scariest nightmare i.e. the result day.

      When can this nightmare actually ends?

      Saturday, December 12, 2009

      It's Not Our Last Goodbye

      I believe that they have safely settled down in Singapore by now.
      And I believe that this is not our last goodbye.
      I believe we will meet up again soon.

      I really miss all the fun we used to have together.
      The laughter, the gossips.
      Where have "they" gone?
      Why does time has to wash it away,
      Wanting us to move on.

      But this is the only way,
      For us to grow up and have a better view of the world.

      There's no second person like you guys.
      And I truly going to miss you guys here.

      Take care my friend,
      Sher Huey and Pei Ting.